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Courage Defined

Today I received a newsletter from the monastery that I visit on occasion. It was full of articles and reflections from the sisters that touched my heart. One was about courage. It stated that the definition of courage is “the ability to do something that frightens you.” That grabbed my attention right there. I feel […]

Re-Fresh

The weather outside today was just about perfect. The temperature was in the mid 70’s, there was a slight breeze, and the sky was clear and blue. About a week ago, we scheduled to have the carpets cleaned today. So, we opened all the windows and let the air flow through. The whole house feels […]

Ghost Town

Today we took a drive to one of our favorite little towns. It was considered a “ghost town” years ago. Then the gambling moved in and it has been bustling ever since. However, with the pandemic in full force, it was pretty quiet. Several businesses have closed, many buildings were empty. A few casinos had […]

New Deacon

I have had the privilege of getting to know a gentleman who was in my biblical class small group for 2 years. I wasn’t too surprised when he told me he was also studying to become a deacon. He is a very kind, gentle, patient and humble person. He was ordained a deacon a couple […]

Virtual Tiger Visit

We love going to the local zoo. Usually we will try to go for my mom’s birthday or Mother’s Day. But, like most businesses that gather lots of people, the zoo is closed right now. Last week while we were chatting with my mom’s Parkinson’s exercise class, someone said they had been watching videos that […]

Welcomed Change of Pace

It has been pretty hectic around here. Therapists and nurses have been coming over 4-5 days a week. My parents have had several extremely restless nights. Yesterday, the last therapist came over to discharge my dad from the program. Last night, my parents slept like they haven’t for years and got up late. It was […]

New Year Humor

We had a good – and a little humorous – start to the new year. When my dad got up, he was wearing his fancy socks with the planets on them so he could start the new year “on the right foot”. The morning was sunny and warm. My mom went out to the porch […]

Various People

My parents and I went to Christmas Eve Mass at 6:00 pm and one of my sister’s met us there. The family that sat in front of us was too cute. My dad struck up a couple of conversations with the husband who proudly introduced his family and foreign exchange student. They had 5 children, […]

All Fixed

We started today with a cardiology appointment for both my mom and dad. Unfortunately, their doctor was unable to see them as he was at the hospital “saving someone’s life” as we were told by his nurse. So, really that was unfortunate for us but extremely fortunate for the other person. An NP stood in […]

Best Day in the Year

I saw a quote today from Ralph Waldo Emerson. I read it to my parents and we thought it was a great way to start the day. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day […]